News for Saturday, November 22, 2008

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NCSO: Shots fired into residence

COVINGTON - At least six shots were fired into a home at 128 Gum Tree Trail about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 13, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

BOE OKs update to sexual harassment policy

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education approved a request by the Newton County School System to update its sexual harassment policy.

Police search for two women in bank robbery

CONYERS - Conyers Police Department investigators continue to search for two black women who robbed Wachovia Bank earlier this week.

Golf cart decals: CPD to give out permits Monday

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department will be issuing decals and inspecting golf carts beginning Monday to those who wish to drive them on approved city streets.

Newton Citizen Poll - 11/22/2008

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's poll was an open line.

Eagles victorious

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

County hesitates to pursue housing grant

COVINGTON - A majority of county commissioners are hesitant to pursue grant money to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes, they indicated Tuesday night.

Eastside named school of excellence High school honored for greatest gains

COVINGTON - This month, Eastside High School has been getting a lot of attention for its football team making the playoffs, but state officials recognize the school for its academic successes, too.

Georgia Tech in waiting mode after routing Miami

ATLANTA - For now, all Georgia Tech can do is wait.

Recipe Contest Winner

Amanda Baskett, left, was the grand prize winner of the first annual Cookin' in the Kitchen recipe contest.

Government Meetings - 11/22/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Heritage opens at Jefferson Bradley's boys team ranked No. 7 in state

CONYERS - Ron Bradley knows what he's talking about.

Redskins reach title game for third straight year

CONYERS - Are you ready for some Xtreme football?

Trojans trampled Eagle defense plays big in historic win

COVINGTON - Eastside's defense overpowered a strong Carrollton team to give the Eagles their first-ever trip to the quarterfinals with a 21-9 win over the Trojans on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Community Calendar - 11/22/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Youth leaves questions for Newton girls

COVINGTON - The Newton Lady Rams are hoping to turn things around from last year's disappointing 6-17 season. But with five new players - all freshmen - on the varsity roster, it's going to be an uphill battle.